Mcelhone Releases Notes Of Mourning

British actress NATASCHA MCELHONE has published excerpts from a diary she kept after the sudden death of her husband, crediting the notes with helping her cope with the tragic loss.
The Californication star was filming in Los Angeles when her plastic surgeon partner Martin Kelly suffered a cardiac arrest in May, 2008, collapsing on the doorstep of the couple's London home.
MCElhone, who was pregnant with the pair's third child at the time of Kelly's death, poured out her thoughts and feelings on paper in the subsequent months and she insists doing so helped her rebuild her life.
Two years after the tragedy, MCElhone has decided to share some of the writings in Britain's Sunday Times newspaper.
She explains, "Writing this has been a scaffolding to help prop me up, a handrail as I take my first steps down this dark, lonely staircase. Martin's death is the closest I have come to death myself. Coming back from that brings a new lease of life, a belief (however fleeting) that I must quickly share these experiences before they evaporate."
In one excerpt, MCElhone describes giving birth to her son Rex in October (09), writing to Kelly, "I've come into hospital to be induced... I'm willing this little soul to come out. I'm dying to meet him and hold him in my arms, give him big kisses from you wherever you are. I know you are with me, angel, around me, in me. Even though you're dead, these genes, these cells of yours are multiplying. You are still growing - you have flouted all the rules, oh how I love you for that!"
She later details events such as Halloween with their three kids, and tells Kelly all about their new baby: "He's here and perfect. I am so sorry you're missing this. Our little boy is utterly divine."


Contactmusic

Tags: Natascha McElhone


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Natascha McElhone Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Natascha McElhone

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All